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Kvapil joins RMM hoping to win second Truck title

January 28, 2011, Team Release, NASCAR.com

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Will drive the No. 5 Toyota full time in 2011 with Viers serving as crew chief

Travis Kvapil will join Randy Moss Motorsports to race for his second Camping World Truck Series championship during the 2011 season. The Janesville, Wis., native will drive the No. 5 Toyota Tundra with veteran crew chief Rick Viers leading the team.

"I'm excited to be competing with Randy Moss Motorsports and International Truck/Monaco RVs for the 2011 season," Kvapil said. "The Camping World Truck Series is a great series with a lot of tough competition, and I'm excited to be there full-time. I've had a lot of success racing in the Truck Series in the past, and I'm looking forward to winning races and contending for the championship. International Truck and Monaco RVs are great sponsors and supporters and to be able to pair that with a leading competitor like Randy Moss Motorsports makes me very excited to see what we can achieve this season."

Kvapil, the 2003 Truck Series champion, has been a dominant force when racing in the series since his 2001 debut. In 132 starts, the 34-year-old has collected nine wins, four poles and led nearly 900 laps -- all while maintaining an average start of 9.4 and an average finish of 9.8. In his five full seasons of Truck Series competition, Kvapil has never finished outside of the top 10 in the championship point standings.

"Travis is known for being a fierce competitor and veteran in the Camping World Truck Series," David Dollar, co-owner of Randy Moss Motorsports said. "With his experience racing in the [Sprint] Cup Series, we look for Travis to make an immediate impact on the team and become an asset to our organization. He has an impeccable record in the Truck Series and everyone at Randy Moss Motorsports is looking forward to having the opportunity to bring home our first championship and Travis' second title."

Viers joins Randy Moss Motorsports from Roush Fenway Racing where he served as a crew chief in the Nationwide Series throughout the final 21 races of the 2010 season. With 28 years of motorsports experience, Viers has held virtually every title from driver, owner, mechanic, tire changer, and crew chief. As a crew chief, the Maryland native has recorded eight Nationwide victories and one win in the Cup Series.

"I'm looking forward to working with Travis Kvapil, Randy Moss, David Dollar and everyone else at Randy Moss Motorsports throughout the 2011 season," Viers said. "Travis has had immense success in the Camping World Truck Series, and to have a driver of his caliber behind the wheel of our Toyota Tundra is very exciting. Everyone at Randy Moss Motorsports has put in a lot of hard work and dedication to make this a championship-caliber team, and I believe that is exactly what you will see the International Truck/Monaco RVs Toyota Tundra racing for at the end of the season."